Justin Upton approaching elite status

At age 22, Diamondbacks' right fielder on path to becoming one of game's stars

Originally Published: April 1, 2010
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

With the possible exception of the American League clubhouse at an All-Star Game, the greatest collection of baseball talent in recent years might have been the front yard of the Upton household in Chesapeake, Va. That's where Justin and B.J. Upton honed their skills playing endless hours of baseball against each other.

"We played all the time," Justin said. "I'd pitch to him and throw as hard as I could, and he'd pitch and throw it as hard as he could. Wherever we hit it, we would ...

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